TP-Link HS110 Energy Monitoring API – addendum – Python3 script

Updating the Python2 script from softScheck to Python3, combining readings from 4 devices, and output to an I2C Oled display Relating to my earlier post: https://blog.xarta.co.uk/2019/12/tp-link-hs110-energy-monitoring-api/ This code is a proof of concept for updating the OLED I2C display on my mains power-management box controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3B, pending my C# dotnet core […]

TP-Link HS110 Energy Monitoring API part 1

Hardware V1 and V2, and basic C# proof of concept for obtaining the Current, Voltage, and Power readings. Useful links: These sockets have actually proven to be fairly reliable, probably some of the most reliable WiFi sockets, but still, I’m reluctant to use them to power cycle things like computers because if they spuriously switch […]

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Gutenberg broke my site

Trying to use my syntax highlighter implementation made me realise how broken my site is since the new Gutenberg editor became an integral part of WordPress. https://blog.xarta.co.uk/2017/06/wordpress-theme-tinkering-featured-div-vs-featured-image/ … didn’t render properly. UPDATE: fixed – had to disable MediaElement.js – HTML5 Audio and Video plug in (not sure how I’ve used it yet – still checking). […]

OMV5 and Seagate 5 TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive spin down

One of the many things I’ve been looking at recently includes a few instances of Open Media Vault 5. On my new (Atom) Intel Pentium Silver Quad Core NUC that I bought specially, a Pi4 with an SSD, and a VM on ESXI that I use to help with ESXI backups using GhettoVCB. 5TB USB […]

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I’m not GDPR compliant. :(

I’m trying! I’ve been busy with my new job; haven’t had much time with “web stuff” over the last year (beyond ASP.Net / Web.API – but for internal network use). I’ve only just started to look at how GDPR affects me. I have no interest in tracking individuals but I do use plugins, and I […]